Another day, another fourth-quarter takeover from Damian Lillard!
The Portland Trail Blazers star put on a show on his home floor, leading the Blazers back from a 17-point deficit with six minutes remaining, scoring a season-high 50 points!
He scored 20 of those in the fourth quarter alone, with his 50-piece coming on just 20 shots - the third-fewest field-goal attempts among 50-point games in NBA history, per Elias.
He added 10 assists and knocked down six 3-pointers in the win, going 18-for-18 at the free-throw line, including the final two to give the Blazers the lead with 1.2 seconds remaining.
Lillard is now tied for the second-most 50-point, 10-assist games in NBA history (3), trailing only James Harden (8).
Naturally his NBA peers were blown away with his latest episode of Dame Time, taking to Twitter to applaud the king of crunchtime.
Dame is ridiculous- Zach LaVine (@ZachLaVine) March 17, 2021
50 on 20 shots is absurd! 🤯- Draymond Green (@Money23Green) March 17, 2021
Facts https://t.co/yP9MvXgxKf- Thad Young (@yungsmoove21) March 17, 2021
Dame cold.- Lou Williams (@TeamLou23) March 17, 2021
Babo is THE MVP!!! @Dame_Lillard- Jusuf Nurkić (@bosnianbeast27) March 17, 2021
Following the win, Lillard gave an inspiring post-game interview, befitting his epic performance.
"I know what it's like to be unknown and to not have the lights on you and to want to be seen ..."- ESPN (@espn) March 17, 2021
This was incredible from @Dame_Lillard 👏 pic.twitter.com/AXNEZt4A9m
Amazing interview @Dame_Lillard thank you! I learned a lot 🙏🏿🙌🏿- Draymond Green (@Money23Green) March 17, 2021
Must watch for kids. One of the best post game interviews I've heard. Inspiring. Respect @Dame_Lillard #NBAonTNT- Zaza Pachulia (@zaza27) March 17, 2021
that part! that boy good too https://t.co/3qazfEDxwx- Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) March 17, 2021
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